Electricity media releases

May 2018

Additional scrutiny ahead of Transpower's price-quality path application

11 May 2018

An independent verifier has been appointed to scrutinise key components of Transpower’s proposal for its price-quality path for the 5 years from 2020 ahead of it being submitted to the Commerce Commission for approval. 

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Open letter to better understand emerging technologies in monopoly parts of electricity sector

9 May 2018

The Commerce Commission has written an open letter outlining its intention to gather information from regulated electricity distributors to better understand how they are planning, investing and accounting for emerging technologies.

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March 2018

Improvements to the rules for Transpower's investment in the national grid

29 March 2018

The Commerce Commission has today released its final decision on its review of the rules relating to Transpower’s investment in the national grid.

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Commission approves $1.27 billion major network upgrade for Powerco

28 March 2018

The Commerce Commission has approved an application by Powerco to spend $1.27 billion on a major network upgrade.

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Commission approves Wellington Electricity's $31 million earthquake readiness plan

28 March 2018

The Commerce Commission has approved Wellington Electricity’s application to invest an additional $31 million to improve its network’s resilience to a major earthquake.

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February 2018

Draft decision on Wellington Electricity’s $31 million earthquake readiness plan

1 February 2018

The Commerce Commission has released its draft decision on Wellington Electricity’s proposal to spend $31 million on improving its network’s resilience to a major earthquake.

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